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Alahan mrt 2008 4871.jpg
16-MAR-2008

Alahan mrt 2008 4871.jpg

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Outside the monumental portal stands this part of what was probably the ornamentation elsewhere in the church. It shows some grapevine and part of a bird. That might be a dove in which case I return to the Wikipedia (regarding Christian symbols): ... the dove (symbolic of the Holy Spirit), the sacrificial lamb (symbolic of Christ's sacrifice), the vine (symbolising the necessary connectedness of the Christian with Christ) and many others.

Nikon D70
1/1000s f/8.0 at 105.0mm full exif

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